Océ, an international leader in digital document management and professional printing services announced last Monday that the company will be further building upon its environmental credentials. In support of the company's commitment to long-term sustainability, the Océ North America Production Printing Systems division has recently become a certified member of the Certified Green Partners. In addition, Océ has unveiled an Eco-calculator that measures CO2 emissions of production class printing equipment to help businesses asses the true environmental impact of their own printing operations. The Océ North America Production Printing Systems division is also among the first companies in the printing industry to introduce a comprehensive Eco Start program that implements earth-friendly practices to help contribute to a carbon-free business environment.
“Environmental sustainability is one of the defining issues of our generation and has been a focus for Océ for over 50 years,” said Mal Baboyian, President, Océ North America Production Printing Systems division. "The actions we take today will further strengthen our commitment to environmental and sustainability program leadership. Customers are becoming increasingly vocal about taking a stand for people and the planet, and Océ is deeply committed to helping customers achieve carbon-neutral print production. The Certified Green Partners certification, the Océ Eco Start carbon offset program and the Eco-calculator are all part of a larger, holistic approach to environmental responsibility that includes sustainable products, practices, and tools to promote a healthier environment.”
Océ takes pride in its environmental leadership and has gone beyond simply reducing their own carbon footprint. In response to rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere, Océ North America has launched the Océ Eco Start Program which provides a starting point for customers interested in achieving neutral carbon production. Through a partnership with Trees for the Future, Océ will plant trees to offset carbon emissions generated by all printing equipment purchased from Océ North America during the equipment's first year of operation. Businesses can benefit in two ways from this. They can solidify their standing as socially responsible corporate citizens and gain a competitive edge that comes from going green. Environmentally conscious consumers will seek out business partners that have a proven track record of green stewardship.
“Océ sustainability efforts are driven by a commitment to environmental leadership and helping customers meet demands for an environmentally responsible approach to business. With so many companies claiming to be sustainable, customers are looking for empirical proof that their business partners genuinely care about doing the right thing for the environment.” said Baboyian.
The Certified Green Partners is an independent alliance of international business leaders and organizations working toward a common goal of advocating green practices among professionals served by the printing and paper industries and to promote eco-friendly products and business models. Being a Certified Green Partner underlines Océ's commitment to ethical forestry and to reducing the use of petroleum products in printing processes. As part of the certification, Océ North America pledges to use certified paper from well-managed forests, purchase petroleum-free products, use 100-percent recycled paper, and recycle paper waste for all office products. “We are pleased to earn this certification from Certified Green Partners, confirming our commitment to moving forward on the path to a carbon-free business environment.” stated Baboyian.
For more information about the Océ Eco Start Program or to sample the Eco-calculator, visit the Océ Green Production page.
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